While the number of new caries related cases is decreasing considerably in Germany, the number of people contracting illnesses related to their periodontium is growing continuously. Currently, about 80% of adults suffer from gingivitis or periodontitis in various forms - and the trend is rising.
Periodontitis is an infectious disease in which several different factors are responsible for its occurrence and progression. In addition to inadequate care, these include lifestyle habits such as smoking, but also stress factors or existing systemic diseases such as diabetes.
Dr. med. dent. Isabel Selmair